If I buy today, the record date, will i get the dividend on 15th?
no....the last day was 12-1-09
Read it all real carefully again, it is rather confussing special div. 3 days pryor but bobbay is corect you must have owned it nov. 26th
Re: "no....the last day was 12-1-09"If are referring to the div eligibility, one had to own the stock by Nov 26, 2009, in order to be eligble for the special div of $1.67.
I will never understand people who are ready to throw money at some thing they know nothing about. I see this question asked countless times on these boards.Anyway, the answer is that you can only collect the dividend if you own the stock BEFORE THE EX-DIVIDEND DAY, in this case, Nov. 27!!!
Take it easy Bobby, don't get worked up over this. This week, should come announcement of how much exactly the special dividend will be. After this uncertainty will be cleared up, this stock should march on up.
and now you know why P.T. Barnum was such a cynic